Day in history for October 3, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The following panel of petit jurors was drawn from Rock Island Township: George Foster, John Biehl, Ed Sutcliffe, Andrew Hoffman, Isaac Bamberger, Frederick Kellerstrass, Peter Sumner, Swan Swanson, George W. Copp, W.B. Sergeant, William H. Channon, Ernst Strate, William F. Schroeder, Ed Whelan, William Goodman, H.P. Hull, T.A. Babcock and Laurence Eihl.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Captain H.C. Barrett was assigned to lead the harvest festival for the Salvation Army.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island's Community Chest Fund is only $6,605 short of its goal.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island aldermen last night refused to consider a plan for boosting the police force by six men at the expense of parking meter funds, but at the same time they struck at the city's police and fire commission for ``permitting a patrolman to have a year's leave of absence when the department is short of men.''

1975 -- 25 years ago
An East Moline dilemma, ``Is the old McNeal house a landmark or an eyesore?'' ended this morning as wreckers demolished the 120-year-old structure. Judge Dan McNeal, who with brothers George and Neil owns the property, had requested the city let the building stand. But city officials finally got their way. The house is being scrapped at no cost to the McNeal family and contractors will salvage the valuable bricks.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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